Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Vauxhall Astra 1999

1.6i envoy , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Jan 1999

Vauxhall Astra crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
13 (81.0%)
12 (67.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 7 (19.0%)

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The Vauxhall Astra did well enough to earn four stars but there is scope to improve its side-impact protection. In this part of the test a rear door on the struck side came open and so the Astra would not have passed new regulations governing models launched after October 1998. It performed well in the front impact, providing unusually good protection for the driver's legs. The child restraints were of an Opel design which required non standard fixings and they worked reasonably well. Protection for pedestrians was poor, earning only a single star.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Marginal
Side impact pelvis - Marginal
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor